16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

Bookings Opening Soon
2022

Day 1. Sue Jo Wright

  • Day 1, Monday Sep 12, 2022
  • Presenter: Sue Jo Wright
2022

About the Session

2022

About the Session

In this session, participants will be encouraged to use gesture as a visual language. Using no spoken words, you will learn how you and your students can respond to artworks through body language, movement, eye contact, mime and acting.

As a Deaf artist and educator, Sue Jo Wright will use both her training and lived experience to highlight how developing pedagogy strategies for accessibility and inclusivity is essential in the classroom for all learners.

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

Sue Jo Wright

Artist
ARTIST & EDUCATOR

Sue Jo Wright

Accessibility for all.
Sue Jo Wright is a Sydney-based artist working primarily with photography, video, and textiles which explore her identity as a Deaf person.

Sue grew up being torn between the ‘hearing world’ and the ‘deaf world,’ speaking orally in the beginning of her life and not using sign language until the age of 10. As Sue felt that sign language saved and enriched her life, she is inspired to create artwork in an attempt to break the barriers between the two ‘worlds’ and offer the wider community a glimpse into the identity of the Deaf community.
Since 2019, Sue works as a community arts advocate with a vision to reduce the barriers experienced by deaf and hard of hearing people from accessing artworks and performances.

This is achieved by consulting artists on how they can make their artwork and performances more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Sue has a vision that can be simply put as 'accessibility for all,’ a simple phrase that is a huge hurdle in the society we live in. She continuously raises awareness of these ever-present hurdles in society through her art.

Artwork Images